Special Issue "Molecular Research on Global Climate Change and Atmospheric Pollution"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2017)
Prof. Dr. Marcello Iriti
Department of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Milan State University, Via G. Celoria 2, Milan 20133, Italy
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Interests: bioactive phytochemicals; plant secondary metabolism; medicinal and food plants; environmental pollution; environmental stresses; nutraceuticals; functional foods; ethnobotany; complementary and alternative medicine
Global climate change refers to a pattern of change closely related to rising global temperatures. Therefore, global warming represents the most relevant trend which leads to more severe draughts, increase in extreme weather events, heavy precipitations, flooding, warmer oceans, shrinking sea ice, melting glaciers, rising sea level and so on. Anthropogenic factors are largely responsible for recent climate change. Over the past century, human activities have released large amounts of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases into the atmosphere. The majority of greenhouse gases come from burning fossil fuels to produce energy, although deforestation, industrial processes and some agricultural practices also emit gases into the atmosphere. Not least, human health, as well as the planet’s biodiversity, are at high risk from the changing climate. Extreme high air temperatures contribute to exacerbate cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, and strongly affect water- and insect-borne diseases. Climate variability also affects animals and plants in both their distribution and behaviour: many plants start to grow and bloom earlier in the spring and survive longer into the fall, some mammals wake from hibernation sooner, birds migrate at different times and lay eggs earlier, turtles lose their nesting beaches, and so on. In this scenario, we invite investigators to submit both original research and review articles that explore all the aspects of global climate change. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
• Global change biology
• Atmospheric pollution
• Environmental toxicology
• Loss of biodiversity
• Chemical ecology
Prof. Dr. Marcello Iriti
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- environmental change
- tropospheric pollutants
- biometeorology abiotic stresses